Fancy restaurant, delicious food, the temptation is challenging you to make some wrong choices. But that shouldn’t be your case at all!
Deciding to dine out is a great idea to meet with your friends and family and have a fantastic time together. However, choosing what to eat might be a problem, especially if you follow a diet.
How can you make the best decisions and still eat healthily?
Here are some cool tips you have to try at least once while dining out.
Did you ever check how the food is prepared? Is the food you will eat fried (crispy), baked, steamed, or grilled?
Knowing such things is essential and can make a difference in the nutritional value of what you’re ordering.
The carbs in grains can add up! Luckily, some menus display lettuce wraps as a substitute for bread, which is excellent.
You might as well optimize your grains by choosing whole grain pasta or rice.
Don’t Forget About Calories
Calories can also add up, and you may overlook that. You order some fries, a hamburger, and a Coke, and there you have over 1,000 calories, which is half of the daily recommendation.
Being calorie-conscious shouldn’t be a burden. Try to eat half of a meal and save the rest for later. Also, sharing is caring!
Dressings and Condiments Go on the Side
We always expect dressing and condiments to be served on our food, but that’s not really the healthiest choice.
You can ask for your dressing on the side and decide exactly how much you need. That way you can enjoy your meal better.
Do You Have Any Side Options?
You should totally have some! First, decide what would be the best choice for you and if your calorie count would be affected.
If you want to wat a balanced meal with decent side options, try a salad or fruit instead of bread or fries.
Finally, remember that trying something new from time to time is always the best choice. Diversity is the key!